2018 Forum programme


Head, Marketing and Partner Relations
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations


Chris Clark is a UN diplomat specializing in marketing, external relations and international public-private partnerships.

At ITU, the UN specialized agency for telecom/ICTs, he serves as the global Head of Marketing and Partner Relations, where he manages ITU's relationship with its 900+ member companies, universities and partners as well as publications marketing.

He is currently leading an integrated push into digital marketing and data analytics. Previously at ITU, he has held various roles relatedto membership, partnership development, sponsorships and fundraising.

Chris has served as a Policy Advisor in the CanadianPrime Minister’s Office and Senior Policy Advisor to the Industry Minister. He has also worked as a market analysis and business development manager for a global aerospace company, and as a policy analyst with an NGO.

He has an MBA specializing in international marketing and strategy, and an MA and BA in Public Policy and he completed post-graduate studies in sustainable business at Cambridge University in the UK.

A Canadian and Swiss national, Chris is also proficient in French and Spanish. Above all, Chris is a singer, songwriter and yoga enthusiast.